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CA Law Limits Raising a Tenant's Rent | American LandlordFind out how much and how often a landlord can increase the rent in California. This video discusses the restrictions imposed by the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 along with the exemptions granted for certain types of rental property.
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How to Screen Tenants for Fake IDs & Fraud | American LandlordLearn how to spot a tenant who applies for a rental using a stolen identity. Often times, a tenant will steal driver license information and social security numbers to apply for a house or apartment and many landlords fail to catch them before its too late. This video discusses the best tenant screening practices and latest technology to reduce the risk of accepting a fraudulent application and signing a lease.
Visit https://RealSerious.com to screen residents using the latest identity exam technology to detect fraud.
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CA Landlords Must Have Just Cause Not to Renew a Lease | American LandlordLandlords are required to have a lawful reason to terminate tenancy (or refuse to renew a lease) in California unless they are exempt from the Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and the just cause termination requirements.
We discuss the at-fault and no-fault just causes required in CA AB 1482 as well as the rental property owner exemptions.
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Always consult with a local legal jurisdiction authority before acting on any information in this video.
Sell or Rent Out an Inherited House? | American LandlordWe answer a common real estate question when a parent dies: "I just inherited my mother's home, should I rent it out or sell it?" In other words, should I become a landlord?
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Largest Home Price Increases of 2021 by County | American LandlordLearn where real estate appreciated the most in 2021 with this top ten list of the biggest price increases by county.
This video discusses the highest median house sales price increases in the top ten counties, their rate/percentage of increase and the average home price you would expect to pay.
Housing areas featured include: Phoenix/Maricopa County, Arizona, Tampa/Hillsborough County, Florida, Austin/Travis County, Texas, Inland Empire/Riverside County, California, Everett/Snohomish County, Washington, and more.
Find out the value of your home by visiting https://ushomevalue.com
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All Landlords can Learn from the NY Apartment Fire | American LandlordThe recent tragedy on January 9, 2022 (where 17 residents of a Bronx, New York apartment building lost their lives) provides all landlords - whether single-family home owners or multi-family property managers - a sobering reminder of compassion, maintenance, and liability.
This video discusses the alleged rental property issues and how landlords across the United States can avoid such tragic events by responding to tenant complaints as opposed to ignoring them.
Why Zillow Home Values are Often Wrong | American LandlordLearn where to get the estimated value of your house and why automated valuation models (AVM) on popular real estate websites (like Zillow) can miscalculate property values with a wide margin of error.
If you're just curious or a little interested in buying a house, but don't want to spend hundreds on an appraisal just yet? Visit the featured service in this video to find out the value of almost any home, https://ushomevalue.com or contact a real estate agent for a comparative market analysis (CMA).
Best Credit Bureau for Tenant Screening | American LandlordFind out which of the 3 credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion, provides the most robust data for tenant screening, including credit reports, and criminal records. Hint: It's the only one that has its own national criminal record database.
Screen tenants online at https://realserious.com
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Evicted Tenant's Fatal Revenge | Tips to Help Landlords Avoid a Tragedy | American LandlordLandlords might just be able to learn something from this video. Since this type of property management news doesn’t occur too often, we like to take a moment to emphasize how important it is to carefully manage a landlord-tenant relationship.
Just around Christmas time of 2021, a female real estate agent visited a house intending to show it as an available listing. She parked in the driveway and waited in her car sitting in the driver’s seat. All of a sudden, a man approached the left side of the vehicle and fired two shots, killing her at the scene.
So you may be wondering: What does this have to do with being a landlord. Well, allegedly, the 50 year old man that approached the car mistakenly thought she was his prior landlord who recently evicted him. This video discusses tips on how to manage your landlord-tenant relationship.
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Visit https://realserious.com to screen tenants.
NY Law Prohibits Landlords from Using Tenant Eviction History | American LandlordNew York landlords lost another important tenant screening tool. Learn how to screen tenants without violating this part of the NY Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The full effects of this NY law are now being felt in the tenant screening industry as major data providers are no longer purchasing eviction court records effective January 4, 2022.
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Screen tenants at https://tenantbackgroundcheck.com
NJ Fair Chance Housing Act Affects Landlords Using Tenant Criminal Records | American LandlordNew Jersey landlords need to know this law before using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. Learn how this new law (S250/A1919) impacts the rental application and tenant screening process by restricting the use of information obtained from conducting a background check.
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Screen your tenants at https://tenantbackgroundcheck.com
Visit the following link from the NJ State Legislature to read the Fair Chance Housing Act https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=S250
Can Landlords Charge Interest for Late Rent? | American LandlordIf the rent is past due, can interest accrue? We answer this question in the latest American Landlord video about whether or not a landlord may collect interest for each day a tenant is behind in rent.
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Tenant screening services are provided by https://tenantbackgroundcheck.com
Using California Tenant Criminal Records | American LandlordCalifornia has restrictions on how to use the criminal history of an applicant for tenancy. This video discusses the legislation that went into effect in 2020 that governs what may and may not be considered when denying a prospective tenant.
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Landlord Liability for Tenant's Dog | American LandlordLearn if a landlord can be held financially responsible for the actions of a tenant's dog (or any other type of pet).
This video answers the question: Is it possible a landlord can actually be sued by a dog bite victim when they don't even own an animal and a claim filed against their rental property insurance liability?
California Tenant Pet Deposits | American LandlordLearn how much a landlord may charge a tenant for a pet security deposit to protect against property damage.
This video answers: What is the maximum amount a California landlord can collect from a tenant with a dog, cat, or other animals?
What is an REO Foreclosure? | American LandlordLearn about foreclosures that become known as Real Estate Owned properties.
What is a CMA Comparative Market Analysis? | American LandlordLearn about the standard valuation tool used by real estate investors and agents to determine the sales price of a home. A comparative market analysis should be used by anyone buying or selling a house to estimate its value.
In this video, we answer the question: What are comps?
Colorado Tenant Screening & Rental Application Fee Law | American LandlordLearn about the Colorado legislation that imposed restrictions on rental application fees and what type of credit report and criminal record data can be used to screen tenants for apartments and homes.
Read Colorado House Bill 19-1106 here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1106
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Official tenant background checks are offered at https://tenantbackgroundcheck.com